SYLLABUS SECTION: GS I
WHY IN THE NEWS?
National culture fund has completed 52 projects with various donors since its inception.
- Government of India has set up National Culture Fund (NCF),
- As a Trust on 28thNovember, 1996 under the Charitable Endowment Act, 1890.
- NCF is manage by a (Governing) Council and an Executive Committee.
- The Council is chair by the Union Minister of Culture and has a strength of 21 including 15 non-official members representing various fields including corporate sector, private foundations and not-for-profit voluntary organizations.
- The aim of National Culture Fund (NCF) is to establish and nurture partnerships in the field of Culture and Heritage with private and public sectors, government, non-government agencies, private institutions and foundations and mobilize resources for the restoration, conservation, protection and development of India’s rich, natural, tangible and intangible heritage.
THE MAJOR OBJECTIVES OF NCF:
- to administer and apply the Fund for conservation, maintenance, promotion, protection, preservation and up gradation of monuments protected or otherwise
- for the training and development of a cadre of specialists and cultural administrators,
for innovations and experiments in arts and for documentation of cultural expressions and forms that have lost their relevance in contemporary scenario and are either fading out or facing extinction.
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